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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is the answer if you’re looking to improve musculoskeletal pain without surgery. At The Rehab Docs in Daniel Island, South Carolina, physical therapist Sam Sheppard, PT, DPT, and other skilled providers offer personalized physical therapy services to improve your mobility and reduce pain with noninvasive techniques. To book an appointment, call The Rehab Docs, or schedule online today. 

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a rehabilitative treatment that can help you recover from injuries and reduce or eliminate the need for surgery. The Rehab Docs evaluate you thoroughly to accurately diagnose injuries and conditions at the root of reduced function. They help you set and reach specific goals around healing an injury and restoring your mobility. 

The Rehab Docs use multiple physical therapy techniques to treat pain nonsurgically. This includes specific exercises you learn in the office and can take home, manipulative techniques, and assistive in-office therapies such as:

  • Chiropractic care 
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Light therapy

Your providers develop an individualized care plan that helps you work toward your goals. They can coordinate your care with other providers who treat you, too. Physical therapy can be used by itself or alongside other treatments in helping you heal and recover. 

Who should consider physical therapy?

Physical therapy can benefit you as you recover from an injury or surgery. You can also get it as a way of managing chronic pain. The Rehab Docs routinely provide physical therapy for pain from:

  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Chronic pain (e.g., arthritis)
  • Age-related degeneration

The Rehab Docs can evaluate you ahead of planning your treatment and give you more information on any injuries you have or your underlying diagnosis. They can also tell you the specific ways physical therapy can improve function or help you maintain the function you have. 

What are the benefits from physical therapy?

Whether it’s the only treatment in your plan or you’re undergoing a few treatments for your pain, physical therapy is highly beneficial to you. There are numerous reasons to consider including it in your recovery plan as it’s a unique option that offers perks that other treatments do not have. 

Depending on your reason for undergoing physical therapy at The Rehab Docs, a few of the benefits you may experience are:

  • Reduced or eliminated need for surgery
  • Reduced or eliminated need for pharmaceutical medications
  • Pain reduction
  • Improved function
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved strength
  • Faster injury healing
  • More effective injury healing
  • The prevention of new injuries and damages

For some individuals, physical therapy helps maintain their independence. By preventing patients from relying on assistive devices and other people, physical therapy can allow individuals to live and function safely. 

Learn more about physical therapy and how it benefits specific pain-causing conditions and injuries by calling The Rehab Docs or booking an appointment online today. 

The Rehab Docs treat patients with physical therapy and chiropractic care.